While I believe this is somewhat scripted and staged, I still find this show amusing. I don't really find the contestants to be interesting, despite the drama the show creates for the chefs. Even though this might sound wrong, the part I find so amusing is how Gordon Ramsey yells at the contestants. (Well it's called Hell's Kitchen for a reason). Most likely he yells like that to motivate the chefs to do better and maybe provokes some of the issues the other chefs have against each other. Overall, I wouldn't watch this regularly because it'll get too repitive for me, but it is a good way to kill an hour every now and again.
I am finding that all the nasty, judgemental remarks by the aspiring chefs in regards to their fellow competitors mistakes to be taking most of the enjoyment out of the show. I wish they would do away with this practice all together
It was so obvious that Mary held the kitchen and G'nel did not as Gordon had to advise G'nel how to take control. I am an ex Hotel General Manager and agree that Mary's yelling was called for as Dan was sabotaging her service and when your head is on the line as a Head Chef and you have paying customers at that level, you have to take control and deal with things decisively infront of everyone. Most Head Chefs are terrifying, they have to be to take control of all the testosterone and egos bunched up together in one hot kitchen. Mary had the most 'A' star comments about her dishes upon tastings too. J'nel it seems is an amazingly exceptionally creative chef and that's what he went for in direct violation of his own statements about 'best leadership' and 'most admired dishes'. If he had just said that's why he chose J'nel then no one would feel Mary had been cheated. I am interested to know how many people agree/disagree with this analysis. Thanks.
I watched season one and at first it was promising. I agreed on every jacket taken until it came to Elsie, I lost complete faith in the show when she was asked to leave. The fact that she was conspired against in the kitchen while gone and deserving everything she earned only shows that conniving cowards get their own kitchens. I observed such cowardly and disrespectful tactics used against her to the point she was shunned out after never doing the same to any other chief. Gordon was a fool to let such political backstabbing methods determine a place in his very own establishments. The fact remains she had no experience but not only had a real pallet and a natural gift to cook she did so never stepping over others through the entire season one. So as they say in England this show is complete bullocks.
OMg i am so pissed that Janel won she didnt deserve that at all! UGH! Gordan i used to watch you with my mom, but she passed away but ive kept watching you and now i sit here and shake my head in shame at your poor decision. Janel had no control over her kitchen, mary even finished before janel while janel was still knee deep in finishing shame on you gordan ! shame on you! i hope she doesnt drag your place under at the thing you know we will find you and your recipies and your cookware at walmart..........
Mary was the stand out tonight-she had more success in the kitchen and showed herself a leader, just because Ja"nel was calm???? I think not-but you will remain my television boyfriend, I love the way people are surprised you can be a jerk-but, you have heart,
there was no way that janell could have won to many mistakes and not being able to control her team!!! Mary should have won and everybody knows it. She had control and quality on her own, didn't need chef ramsey holding Mary's hand and telling her team to get it together and what to do, unlike janell's a sham.
I really like hells kitchen. Wish they would just stop making up a load of rubbish on the preview to the next show its starting to really p**s me off now. Example ; July 17th show !!where was the medic!!, why make it look like Susan cut her self. They have done this on every preview this series and I swear they are going to be advertising another show completely soon. Has any one else noticed how put together, falsified and misleading these previews are. Still love it just getting annoyed.
hells kitchen is an amazing tv show i personanly enjoy gordon ramsays "input" to things it makes it funny and i like to watch the competintion it makes me want to keep watching... and the people all have there different talents in cooking. I think alout of dishes they make look delicious i would love to try some of them its fun to watch them make the dishes!!!!its just enjoyable and once you start watching hells kitchen then you dont want to stop. it makes you go to the edge of your seat at elimination and when it gets to the final 2 your exited especially when there at the door and ramsay tells them to twist the handle and push to open because you want to know whos door is going to open. so its just an amazing show!!!!!!!!
Hells Kitchen is actually a great show. It's called a reality television series for a reason, and we all know that in reality television, many things are exaggerated so that they are more appealing to the audience. Without Gordon Ramsay's yelling and cursing, the show would lose a LOT of its allure. Who would actually want to watch a show where a chef just praises everyone, with no drama. I wouldn't. He isn't actually a mean person in real life. He just does it for the show. He has a nice family for gods sake. Anyone with that big of a temper in REAL LIFE would definitely NOT be able to be married, in a stable relationship, with kids. Even people WITHOUT huge tempers find that hard. What happens on a reality show does NOT define the person in real life. It's called ACTING. The Kardashians do it, Jersey shore does it too, overreacting to certain things for drama, which is interesting to almost everyone. And plus, Chef Ramsay is a great chef. WHY do you think he owns so many restaurants ALL over the world, has SO many tv shows produced by him, and wrote so many books? Its because he's successful. AND he is doing what he can for the chef's out there who want to be like him; successful in the cooking industry. If I was a chef, I would WANT someone to point out my flaws instead of just praising me without giving suggestions. And if the praise from the customers in Hells Kitchen ("It's delicious", "Wow") isn't enough to prove that his criticism does pay off, I don't know what will be.
I watched for the first time and was surprised to see a group of people dressing like chefs but yelling and fighting against each other, running around a kitchen, not knowing what to do, but cust. The show doesn't seem to focus on food preparation or ingredients searching but instead, highlights the distressful relationship between a bunch of strangers that not even act well. A real shame to a class of professionals who are so fine and sensitive. It should be qualified as a drama show, not for foodies. Now, for you guys looking for a chance on TV, put up a british or Aussie accent and you're
I have never seen such a rotten tempered individual as the guy who is the master chef on this show. I think his attitude is beyond bad. I watched this show several times and I have never-not once-seen this master chef pay ANYONE a compliment of any kind. I have seen him call one chefs work after another garbage as if nobody but him can cook. The thing is-you really have no idea of he actually can cook because of the medium of television. Wouldn't it be a hoot of he was the worst chef on the planet? He just might be. A sign of brains is complimenting another persons work-which he seems incapable of doing-perhaps because he can't cook worth a rolling donut himself. This is one show that shouldn't be on the biggest irony of fancy restaurants is never even mentioned-that often customers are paying high prices for ordinary grocery store cuts of meat. Unless a restaurant has access to meat that was organically raised they can't be a gourmet restaurant. That is the key issue that divides "wanna be" gourmet restaurants & genuine gourmet restaurants-and thats not even a cooking related issue. Next time you go to a fancy place ask them what kind of meat they they can't answer you don't order.
I didn't like Dan's personality, but he had talent- obviously he can cook goat- and the entire team turned him into a scape goat. LOL. I felt like I was watching Mean Girls all over again. I think we need to encompass that stereotype that only girls can be catty and bitchy to guys prissier than my eight year old sister. I think Barret needed to leave because he turned Dan into a scape goat to move his own faults -such as his inability to actually cook food (God forbid that you come to a cooking show to actually cook)-onto someone else. The guy can't even cook a chicken. I'm no expert, but I've never made a raw chicken. I don't even get raw chicken from McDonalds and I've seen a lot of nasty stuff behind that counter. Not to mention that I've never received a cold hamburger from McDonald's either. Also, Michael needs to get off his high horse. I see him correcting a lot of people, and yet I don't see him following his own advice. I mean, hello, you cooked goat that can only "be served to [my] Someone needs to get him off the show. I love how once he shifts the blame to someone else's raw chicken, he immediately climes back on his stallion and pretends that like he's NOT the reason the guys lost a free trip to an amazing aquarium. And sassy black lady needs to get over her fear of penguins. They're adorable animals. I mean c'mon, they're like 1/20th of your size.
I used to watch Hell's Kitchen and loved it, but I turned it off during the first episode this season. Why do you have so many angry, argumentative wierd people. It would be so much better if you had great cooks like on Master Chef.
I always feel like there will be a really good african american cook on hells kitchen but chef ramsey still finds some reason to get rid of them. I also find this true to be on many other famous cooking shows like top chef and food network. Which is really interesting. I find that there is always something the black person is messing up on when it gets close. i wish that there were more supporters in the "food gourmet, expert community" for african americans to have a place as well.
Everyone who wonders why so many idiots are featured on this show must be blind or completely ignorant. RATINGS. That's it. The bitches that no one likes and the idiots who don't know anything are popular for dramatic television such as this. You take Chef Ramsey's over the top attitude and his exceptionally high standards and you have a perfect storm for TV.
FOR FUCK'S SAKE, CAN WE GET THE SOUND CHOREOGRAPHER ANY MORE THAN JUST THE SAME 6 FUCKING SOUND EFFECTS, PLEEEASE?!?!?!
I am sick to death of hearing either a spoon tapping a pan (the awkward moment), or the high-pitched metallic whine ("it's raw! Touch it, touch it!") or the wire-brush on hats or any of the other same old sound effects used on EVERY FUCKING TV SHOW!!!
The music and sound ques of this show make me sicker than any other, as they're used so over the fucking board to the point of being deliberately annoying.
And the NEXT EPISODE trailers are RIDICULOUS!!!
How many times do you really need to ZOOM IN (don't forget that awesome 'ZOOM' sound-effect) to create a feeling of intensity or drama? I've seen more restraint from Indian soap operas! I swear someone has a seizure or a stroke from all the bright flashes in-between the intense close-ups every time FOX plays one of their "on the next Hell's Kitchen..." trailers.
And, is it just me, or have I seen this cast before? A token pretty blonde, the macho-self important douche bag, the obese sassy chic who's been around and knows the score, the angry, butch militant lesbian, the smooth foreigner with a sexy accent, the fat guy, oh and don't forget, each team gets ONE BLACK PERSON! Sorry guys, but FOX doesn't wanna appear racist, so just go ahead and kick them off or gang up on them A.S.A.P.
I'm blown away that anybody with an IQ higher than a rock isn't offended at how stupid this show takes them to be.
As a viewer, you're told about the big prize waiting at the end of the show from the beginning, and Ramsay constantly reminds you of how IMPORTANT and how PRESTIGIOUS, this "Executive Chef" position is. But the whole thing is a farce! THERE IS NO EXECUTIVE CHEF POSITION. It's a made up position, a meaningless term for more than 60 other qualified chefs who have the all-important (shit-paying) job of making hotel meals and never getting to so much as scream "IT'S RAAAAW! PATHETIC!!!"
This is why you gotta laugh every time someone begins or ends a sentence on that show with "...this is a dream come true!"
This is one of the most UNREALISTIC reality TV shows EVER! I'm starting to wonder whether these are all just actors instead of contestants.
I'm so sad that Kimmie left. She was my favorite. My opinion is that ROBYN should have went home. She had horrible chicken,. Not once.. BUT TWICE!!!! The first time it was raw the first time. And the second time it was just bloody. That can kill someone. Kimmie all she had was burnt a little catfish. But Robyn should have went home. Kimmie should have got the black jacket. Robyn needs to go home cuz she has been up for elimination 5 times.
How can chef Ramsey let half these people even compete? Some are so fat and sweaty, all over the dishes they make. It's sick. Then some others look as if they shower once a week. Eww food goes in your mouth, please wash yourselves. Very poor cast, chef Ramsey, the show is going downhill.
how do these morons just screw up a simple diner service and then get up in the camera and talk trash about how good they are and how bad the rest are? in my day we called these guys shoemakers. they've ruined more restaurants than bad food.
I can't take this anymore. EVERY CHALLENGE IS THE SAME !! It is always tied going to the last person !! WHY !! Also, every time someone's dish does not get chosen, that team loses because they didn't choose that dish. PLEASE CHANGE THE SCRIPT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE !!
what happend to this show??????????? it has turned out to be one of the nastiest & ugliest shows on tv.where do they find some of these lowlife scumbags. who the f*** would want any of those loosers cooking in a professional kitchen, especially the girls team, i.e.(that robin & the fat bitch). clean the trash up & get back to competeing & clean entertainment.
I love the show. Thought of a good challenge for your chefs. Allergies. My wife is allergic to onions, several friends are allergic to gluton, and others peanuts. When we go to fine dining restaurants we alert the wait staff. The chef always comes to our table to understand our conditions, makes suggestions, and then prepares incredible dishes. The chef usually returns during the service and checks in with us. When we report our absolute pleasure the chef just beams. One can tell he is a pro, concerned for our experience, and proud of his innovations. I think this would be a great challenge or even harder mix it up in the dining service. Man oh man. Chef Ramsey could have a hay day with this one at the pass.
Again, love the show and hope many seasons to come.
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